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PIP back payments: Who’s eligible to claim up to £15,000 from the DWP after rule change and how to apply

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Past PIP claimants who are affected by the rule change - dating back to April 2016 - are being sought by the DWP

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What is a heat pump and how does it work? Air and ground source pumps explained, and how much they cost

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Ministers have said a new £5,000 grant will make heat pumps cost a similar amount to gas boilers

Gas boiler ban explained: What to do when boilers are banned from 2035 and how £5,000 heat pump grant works

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Homeowners will be offered a grant worth up to £5,000 to switch from gas boilers to more energy-efficient heat pumps

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Winter fuel payment 2021: How to apply for the DWP allowance, when it’s paid and what age you have to be

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The Winter Fuel Payment, which is usually referred to as a 'heating allowance', is an annual tax-free payment from the Department of Work and Pensions

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How to reduce climate change by changing your food habits: What you can eat to protect the planet

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Making key changes to your diet and cutting food waste can reduce greenhouse gases, writes Madeleine Cuff

Major UK vegetable producer forced to deliver less food to shops due to HGV and supply chain crisis

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Alfred G Pearce has streamlined its operation, including cutting the number of days it delivers food, after produce was left to rot at depots

Monday, Oct 18

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Microsoft warned Bill Gates to stop sending ‘flirty’ emails to employee but took no action against him

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Microsoft said that 'flirtatious' emails from Mr Gates were 'not overtly sexual' but were 'inappropriate'

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Facebook ‘failed to agree on importance of Honduran policitical manipulation’ says whistleblower Sophie Zhang

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Sophie Zhang, a former data scientist at Facebook, says the company could not agree on the significance of a false political inflation campaign in Honduras

Ban anonymous social media accounts under ‘David’s Law’, murdered MP’s friend says

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Tory backbencher Mark Francois said Facebook and Twitter chiefs should be 'dragged kicking and screaming' to the bar of the Commons to explain how they intend to crack down on online hate

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Colin Powell: The general who rued the Iraq war, but retained some integrity after ditching the Republicans

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Powell’s switch from soldier to statesman happened in 2000 when president George W Bush made him the first black US Secretary of State

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US entry requirements explained: Travel restrictions, vaccine and Covid test rules for the UK when ban ends

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Fully vaccinated UK tourists will be able to enter the US again from 8 November when the long-standing travel ban ends

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Nightlife tsar warns security staff shortages are becoming ‘the biggest issue’ for the sector

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Owners say the lack of pay, the unsociable working hours and zero hours contracts have put workers off the industry

There is a sickness in British political debate that social media and anonymous accounts are making worse

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One thing is clear: we urgently need to make politics more human and that needs to happen online as well as offline

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GOTO Energy goes bust, becoming fourth supplier to collapse in less than a week as gas crisis continues

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Ofgem said the firm's 22,000 customers would be switched to a larger supplier and any credit in their accounts protected

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What is the ‘metaverse’? The meaning behind Facebook’s plans to build a VR world as it announces 10,000 jobs

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Facebook is hiring 10,000 new workers in Europe to help make its metaverse dreams a (virtual) reality - but what does it all mean?

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Budget 2021 predictions: What to expect in Rishi Sunak’s autumn budget from minimum wage rise to tax changes

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The Chancellor will reveal his autumn spending review on 27 October

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Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak’s plans to ease cost of living crisis are set to be derailed by rising interest rates

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The Bank of England is preparing to increase interest rates in order to head off persistently high inflation

Winter fuel payment 2021: How to apply for DWP allowance, when it’s paid and what age you have to be

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The Winter Fuel Payment, which is usually referred to as a 'heating allowance', is an annual tax-free payment from the Department of Work and Pensions

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Ford reveals £230m electric car part plan for Halewood site on Merseyside

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The investment, part-funded by the UK government, will see the company make roughly 250,000 electric vehicle power units per year from mid-2024

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Rishi Sunak pressed to set out cost of going net-zero as rift emerges between Treasury and No10

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Taxes may have to rise if the Treasury fails to set out a clear and consistent approach to reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, a report has warned

Sunday, Oct 17

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World could save £20 trillion on energy costs by switching to green power

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Groundbreaking report finds that a rapid switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy would save 'hundreds of billions of dollars a year' by 2030

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Business and farming bosses warn of continued supply chain issues in run-up to Christmas

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A combination of factors has struck supply chains and left supermarkets and retailers struggling to deal with the fallout

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Sir David Amess: Conservative MP’s murder could put people off a career in politics, warns expert

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'If you were to ask yourself, would you want to be an MP, would you want one of your loved ones to be an MP, I think it's quite hard at the moment to say, yes'

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David Amess: MPs could get personal security and social media anonymity faces ban, Priti Patel says

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The Home Secretary, Speaker of the House of Commons and the police are looking to "close the gaps" in security for MPs and councillors

Saturday, Oct 16

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Barack Obama will meet young climate activists at Glasgow COP26 summit

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News of the former US president's attendance will come as a huge boost for the summit in Glasgow, with several key global figures yet to confirm their attendance

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When will US open borders to the UK? What we know about the date travel ban will lift as restrictions ease

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So far, the US Government has not confirmed a precise date in November for lifting its UK and EU travel ban

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Will there be a toy shortage this Christmas? How supply chains are faring for Hamley’s top 10 children’s gifts

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Suppliers say they expect to meet demand but the Regent's Street flagship store only had four of its top 10 products on Friday

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Christmas shortages: Panicked parents phoning toy shops in tears trying to get hold of must-have gifts

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'Everybody’s probably already written their Christmas lists - it’s going to be a very hard job for parents to manage expectations,' one retalier said

Friday, Oct 15

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‘Big gap’ remains between UK and EU on Brexit and Northern Ireland, Lord Frost says

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But neither side rules out a mooted compromise on the role of European judges.

Petrol cost passes 140p a litre, its highest point in almost a decade, as prices near record high

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Prices have also now gone up by nearly 26p a litre from exactly a year ago when the cost was 114.50p